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Applied Corporate Finance

University of Cambridge via edX Professional Certificate


Building on the ‘Foundations of Finance’ course, completing your Professional Certificate in Applied Corporate Finance will give you a rigorous understanding of universal financial concepts, & the skills & confidence to apply them.

From cash flow, debt & valuation, to the perspectives of shareholders & other stakeholders, understanding how to interpret - & prepare - financial information can make the difference between beneficial & catastrophic decisions in all organisations.

Whether you want to brush up your knowledge of capitalisation, amortisation & revaluation, are responsible for a budget or financial accounting, or need to present a proposal to a panel of financial decision makers, this program provides a straightforward & practical financial toolkit you can use across the board.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Building stakeholder value

Sustainable businesses need to earn consistent and predictable profits. Find out what terms like ‘internal rate of return’, ‘discounted cash flow’ and DCF analysis actually mean in practice and how you can use them to the advantage of the business.

Course 2: Financial accounting and capital markets

An organisation’s sustainable cash flows and its accounting profits (or losses) are both supremely important, but they can be very different. Explore the differences between debt and share capital, fact and judgement in financial reporting and financial markets, and understand and apply terms such as capitalisation, depreciation, amortisation and revaluation.


Taught by

Doug Williamson


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